Glen Allen lawn care services
Climatic limitations on lawn care
Glen Allen is a cold city. It experiences extreme winters with freezing winds while the summers are hot and humid. The average U.S. temperature is 52.7 °F while the average temperature of Glen Allen varies from 29 °F to 89 °F and rarely goes above or below 15 °F and 96 °F, respectively. These excessive cold months are damaging for your lawns as the grass cannot survive under the heavy blanket of snow. It makes the grass blades brittle and easily breakable. That is when you should avoid walking on your grass and let it recover from the damage that the ice has caused. There are multiple winter grass-killers. You can protect your grass from them all.
The frozen ground does not allow the roots to absorb water from the ground due to the below freezing point temperatures. The dry winds take away the moisture from the grass. In these conditions, the grass eventually dehydrates and dies. Desiccation is difficult to prevent but by providing good care and maintenance year-long, you can prepare your grass to survive these months. Depending on your grass type, your lawn may start growing grass when the temperature is right.
Snow mold is a fungal disease that may infect your lawn in late winters after the snow has melted. That is extremely dangerous for your lawns since it can damage and even kill your grass completely. Identification of Snow mold is possible by observing pink or whitish-gray colored circular patterns on your lawn after spring has arrived. That would be bad news since there are no fungicides for its eradication. However, it can be controlled via taking precautionary measures beforehand. Apply a preventative application after the snow has melted during the fall to prevent snow mold from infecting your grass. If you are unable to do so and observe Snow mold after winter, just rake your lawn to clear all the affected grass and let new grass grow.
A destructive but also common winter grass-killer is Crown Hydration, and it affects lawns in late winters when the temperatures are to-ing and fro-ing below and above freezing point. When the temperature gets above freezing point, the roots start to reabsorb lost water and transport it up to the crown of the grass. Then, the temperatures go below freezing point and the water in the crown freezes and expands causing the crown cells to burst and entirely kill the grass. There isn't a specific way to prevent crown hydration but with regular lawn maintenance and professional assistance, it can be controlled.
Tiny voles are rodents that remain most active throughout the freezing winters causing immense damage to lawns. They travel under the heavy blanket of snow thus are unstoppable as they cannot be spotted. They eat the grass as they move under the snow. When the snow melts with the arrival of spring, intersecting, sprawling highway networks can be observed. If you have trees on your lawn, they can also damage those as they chew the bark and make holes in them. They leave a lawn looking unhealthy and unattractive. The damage can be repaired by raking the grass and letting it grow again. It can also be prevented. Make sure to rid your lawn of any pile of leaves as they are hiding spots for voles. Secondly, trim your grass by regular mowing as long grass is also a perfect hideout for these rodents. Moreover, if you have tress make sure the branches are up high so that it is difficult for tiny voles to chew on them.
Lawn Love's assistance
Mowing is an undeniably crucial step in lawn care. You would need to trim your grass all to the same length for it to look attractive and that's what the mower will do for you. However, knowing the exact length you need to mow it at is important. Secondly, this length changes according to seasons and grass types, and you have to know all these details for a healthy lawn. Lawn Love has got you all covered with that and more.
Watering your lawn is a requirement for all seasons. The freezing winters of Glen Allen will require the grass to be watered at 1 to 1 and a half inches per week and for best results water it during the early hours of the morning. Want a well-watered lawn but cannot put in this much effort? Call us at Lawn Love now!
Aeration is to make small holes in the frozen soil to allow air and nutrients to enter during the cold winters. Compacted soil can be really difficult to deal with since the solid materials in it are not easily dissolvable in water and so aeration will be necessary. This can be a complex procedure, but Lawn Love is backing you up!
Choosing the right fertilizer for your grass is an important factor in lawn care. You have to make sure the fertilizer has the required nutrients in a sufficient amount so that it can help the grass grow. Extra, insufficient, or incorrect nutrients will damage your grass, but you have nothing to worry about. Lawn Love is only a phone call away!
As much as we want a vibrantly green lawn, lawn care can feel like an extra duty on top of all the other household and professional responsibilities. Weekends are to prioritize friends, family, and yourself. As you enjoy your day off at the Crump Park Playground or the Lavender Fields Herb Farm, Lawn Love will look after your grass at home. We provide up-to-the-mark performance with all our services at an affordable rate. We will help you decide the grass, plant it for you, fertilize it, aerate it when required, water it, and mow it to the perfect length in all seasons. Impress your neighbors with your evergreen lawn.